Sunday, October 7, 2012

[From Carolyn Kossar, Director HCC Dale Mabry Art Gallery]


Juan T. Vazquez Martin

Cuban Abstract Painting

Opening Reception: Tuesday, Oct 9, 5:30-8:00pm, Art Gallery
Power Point Lecture: Abstraction in Cuba, 1939-2012, 6:30pm, Mainstage Theatre

New:  **Live in the gallery, painting demo by Vazquez Martin to classical piano music played by HCC Music Dept alumni Scott Lazich,
Monday, Oct 8, 11:00am-2:00pm



The Ybor Gallery presents an exhibition celebrating Hispanic Heritage by artist Juan Vazquez Martin from Havana, Cuba. The exhibit will run Oct 9-Nov 8.  

Vazquez Martin was born in Caibarien, Las Villas, Cuba in 1941. He lives and works in Havana. A founding member of the Writers and Artists Union of Cuba (UNEAC), he served as President and Vice President of the Painting section from1989-1998 in recognition of ‘his valor in defending contemporary painting in Cuba.’

*  Juan will present his Power Point lecture Abstraction in Cuba, 1939-2012 at 6:30pm with a translator. He has been acquainted with and taught many experimental artists in Cuba, Spain and Europe. His own work has been influenced by the New York abstract expressionist movement of the 50s. We encourage you to bring your classes. This presentation will be particularly interesting and informative for classes in Humanities, Latin American studies, Art, History, Music, Sociology, Writing, EAP, Spanish and International studies. Q & A will follow.
* Sounds for Painting--Since coming to Tampa this week, we brainstormed with Juan and music student Scott Lazich on how to collaborate and involve the two disciplines. They will perform together in the gallery Monday, Oct 8, from 11:00am-2:00pm.

Gallery hours are Mon and Weds-Fri 10am to 4pm and Tues noon to 7pm. To arrange for a class visit, please contact Carolyn Kossar, 253.7674,

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